Bring Your Own
4:46 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Velcro Shoe Rebellion'

The Velcro Shoe Rebellion.
Credit Josh Ente

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on

Matt "Smoothie" Sargeant tells the story of his first childhood friend and the risk they each took to seal their lifelong bond.

This story was told on June 4, 2013 at the Alvar Library in the Bywater and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of this Grand-Slam-style "Winners Circle" BYO was "Famous Last Words". Matt Sargeant tells of his childhood "bestie" who tested authority and convention from the get-go. 

*Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. The next BYO is Thursday, February 20th at the new Bywater Boxing Club located at 617 Piety (behind Pizza Delicious) For details go to

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